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Taurite Tu: development of falls prevention exercise programme for Maori.

8 months
Approved budget:
Ms Katrina Bryant
Health issue:
Wellbeing (autonomy self-determination)
Proposal type:
Ngā Kanohi Kitea Development Grant
Lay summary
Research Objectives: 1)To establish Ropu Kaiawhina to guide and inform full research project; 2) To develop and consolidate relationships between Te Runanga Otakou and other independent, reputable experts to best address falls related health issues for Te Runanga o Otakou community, and 3) To increase hauora research capacity within Te Runanga o Otakou. Principal methodologies: 1) Kaupapa Maori Research methodology; 2) Participatory Action Research methodology. Potential health Outcomes or Impact of Full research project for Maori within Te Runanga o Otakou takiwa: Increased participation in falls prevention exercise programme, decreased risk and incidence of falls, improved recovery and prognosis if sustain fall, improved Hauora (Wairua, Tinana, Whanau, Hinengaro, Rakatirotanga), increased Hauora research capacity within Te Runanga, and decreased related costs to whanau, regional health boards and government.